Finland’s ‘green gold’ forests cover three quarters of its land mass. They are ingrained in the country’s national identity and are central to its globally-renowned forest industry expertise. Nowhere is this more evident than the eastern city of Joensuu.
Technology Academy Finland (TAF) has given the Millennium Distinction Award to MetGen Oy, a company specialising in directed evolution, also known as protein engineering.
Finnish startup Sulapac has been recognised with Europe’s first founder’s prize for the circular economy, the 2017 Green Alley Award, and also at the Sustainable Beauty Awards in Paris – for its eco-friendly alternative for plastic packaging.
Finland takes Scandinavian design to the new dimensions in its sustainable buildings. Finland’s advanced infrastructure, combined with a harsh climate and lack of fossil fuel, has helped Finnish companies create a wide variety of next generation building materials and technologies, some of which are now showcased at Building Green 2017 in Copenhagen.
An innovative wood-based alternative to plastic packaging and bags has led Finnish start-up Paptic Ltd to win an Expo Live grant from organisers of the next World Expo, being held in Dubai in 2020.
Sulapac® has been selected as the best green packaging solution at the LUXE PACK in Green Awards in Monaco.
Today sustainability plays a pivotal role in the luxury sector as well. Finnish environmentally friendly materials and smart packaging solutions help luxury brands take sustainability to the next level. The unique Finnish offering is showcased at LUXE PACK MONACO, October 2-4, 2017.
MetGen and Sweetwater Energy want to develop renewable and affordable lingin-based products for a range of industries.
Fibria, a Brazilian forestry company and the world’s leading producer of eucalyptus pulp from planted forests, has signed an agreement to acquire a minority interest in Finnish-based Spinnova and partner in the development, production and marketing of new materials using its technologies.
The Finnish forest has proved to be an incredibly versatile source of raw material for new bio-products ranging from health care to construction, and everything in between.
Finnish startup Paptic has received the Bio-Based Product of the Year 2017 award at the Bio-Based Live event in the Netherlands.
Delos™, a wellness real estate and technology firm, today announces a strategic investment and partnership with Naava, a Finnish health technology firm that specializes in the development of smart active green walls.
Finnish company MetGen has invented a revolutionary chemo-enzymatic pathway that boosts the efficiency and economics of renewable chemicals production.
Natural ingredients are becoming more prevalent in modern cosmetics as consumer concerns about synthetic ingredients and chemical substances increase. The pure Finnish nature offers innovative bio-based ingredients for cosmetic, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries globally. The Finnish offering is showcased at in- cosmetics Global 2017 fair, April 4-6, 2017 in London.
Finpro’s Waste-to-Energy & Bioenergy Growth Program had a successful visit to Northern Ontario in January 2017.
Finland provides expertise and holistic solutions for the whole Waste-to-Energy value chain.
Finpro’s Waste to Energy and Bioenergy (W2EB) and Capitalize your knowledge (CYK) growth programs held a common workshop. The target was to find new business models and develop synergies, which would be beneficial for both industries.